Dr. Ajay Kumar Thakur

Dr Ajay Kumar ThakurDr. Ajay Kumar Thakur

Research Areas: Plant tissue culture, transgenic development and genomics.
Patent filed:
1) Indian Patent Application No. 1591/DEL/2007, dated 27.07.2007 for “Development of reproducible protocol for direct organogenesis in transgenic male plant of Himalayan poplar” in the name of Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Dr. Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry, Solan, HP, India (In the last stage of approval by Indian Patent Office, New Delhi; applied for permission from National Biodiversity Authority, Chennai, T.N.).

Product/variety developed:
1) DRMR-IJ 31: Worked as a collaborator for development of Indian mustard variety DRMR IJ-31 for timely sown irrigated conditions in zone II (Punjab, Haryana, Jammu, Delhi & Rajasthan).

Awards and other recognitions received (if any):
1) ‘Certificate of Appreciation’ in ‘National Seminar on Strategic Interventions to Enhance Oilseeds Production in India’, held at ICARDirectorate of RapeseedMustard Research, Bharatpur, Rajasthan; from February 1921, 2015.
2) Awarded “Start-up Research Grant (Young Scientists)” from DSTScience and Engineering Research Board, New Delhi (March, 2015)
3) Fellow member, Society for Applied Biotechnology, Karnatak University, Dharwad, Karnataka (2012)
I) Research Papers:
a) Published: 28
b) Communicated: 2
II) Book chapters: 4
III) Popular Articles: Six (6)
IV) Manuals/Technical folders Published: 3
V) Annual Reports compiled: 2
VI) Abstracts published: 19
VII) Conferences/Seminars/Symposia attended: 4